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ARTIFACT: Cool WWI New England war worker ribbon for the 102nd Machine Gun Battalion and Headquarters Troop, 26th Division (Yankee Division) by Whitehead & Hoag Co. The ribbon reads: "WE ARE WORKING FOR THE 102nd MACHINE GUN BATTALION AND HEADQUARTERS TROOP 26th DIVISION" and the bottom includes the "MASSACHUSETTS CAVALRY" and the "1st VERMONT INFANTRY". The reverse features a great paper label that reads: "THIS BADGE MANUFACTURED BY THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. Makers of Badges, Buttons, Banners, Signs, and Advertising Novelties. Main Office and Factory - - Newark, N. J. ALL GOODS GUARANTEED UNION MADE". A great piece of WWI New England history!
VINTAGE: Circa WWI
SIZE: Approximately 6-1/4" x 2"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Satin ribbon, paper, ink, adhesive
MARKINGS: "e;THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. NEWARK, N.J."e;, "THIS BADGE MANUFACTURED BY THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. Makers of Badges, Buttons, Banners, Signs, and Advertising Novelties. Main Office and Factory - - Newark, N. J. ALL GOODS GUARANTEED UNION MADE. International Typographical Union No. 103; Bookbinders; No. 62; Printing Pressmen's No. 31; Feeders; and Assistant Pressmen's No. 19; Lithographers' No. 1; Litho. Press Feeders' and Apprentices' No. 1; Litho Stone Grinders' No. 1; Polishers' and Buffers' No. 44; Tool Makers' No. 350; Carpenters' and Joiners' Nos. 119 and 120; Painters' and Decorators' No. 26; Steam Engineers' No. 68; Stationary Firemens' No. 55; Electrical Workers' No. 52; Steam and Hot Water Fitters' No. 40; Photo Engravers' No. 28; National Litho. Artists', Engravers', and Designers' League of America.", "BADGE BAR PAT'D OCT. 18TH, 1892, MARCH 7TH, 1893. WAVING FLAG JUNE 14TH, 1892. MEDALLION PAT'D JUNE 12TH, 1894, MARCH 5TH, 1895, JUNE 12TH, 1896. ALL OTHER PATENTS PENDING."
ITEM NOTES: This is from a Home Front War Workers collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAEX16 LHEX12/16
CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The ribbon shows minor to moderate wear, spot on satin (perhaps from maker's tag adhesive), creased from folding, overall very fine condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.